"Sometimes I imagined how everything looked above those clouds, knowing without question that the sun was blond, and the endless atmosphere was a giant blue eye." (p.#350)
Carrying the souls, from the gas chamber in Auschwitz, Death takes a minute to imagine the architecture of the sky beyond the dark, rainy clouds covering the death camp. Death expresses anticipation beyond the apprehension taking place on Earth, between 1939 and 1943, a meaningful and indisputable hope. The "giant blue eye" is his perception of God, whose sight of Earth, this tragedy, has been concealed. His people, his creations, are being slaughtered by the Nazis under Hitler's rule.